- Teacher Evaluation and Reward System
Yuan Ze University launched its implementation of the Teacher Evaluation System in the second year of its establishment in 1989. With continuous modifications and adjustments over 30 years, the system has been running well and is accepted and supported by most faculty members.
All full-time teachers employed for more than one year must participate in the teacher evaluation process. The teacher evaluation is carried out annually by assessing performance in three items: teaching, research, guidance, and service. All procedures of the assessment and reward are completed according to the Teacher Evaluation and Reward Regulations. The Teacher Evaluation and Reward Committee approves the results of this evaluation.
Fully respecting the specialty of each university field, departments set up their measuring standards and methods for evaluation in teaching, guidance, and service. College sets up quantification standards for research evaluation according to the characteristics and specialties of the field. The results of this evaluation are approved by the Teachers’ Review Committees of the department and college. Each item's rankings are rated as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair. In recognition of the teachers’ achievement and effort, a reward for the evaluation result will be given to the awardee individually. A system of instruction and assistance will be triggered for teachers who fail the evaluation or have poor performance.
Teacher evaluations rated as ‘Excellent’ in three items are eligible to be recommended for the selection of the ‘Excellence Award.’ The winners of each item receive a medal and reward of NTD100,000 in teaching and NTD60,000 in guidance and service.
- Procedure of Teacher Evaluation and Reward
- Counseling and Assistance to the underperforming teachers
The result of teacher evaluation is connected to the faculty members’ promotion, continuing employment, and faculty governance. Also, limitations for the failures as the penalty is regulated, e.g., part-time teaching outside the school and exceeded teaching hours are not permitted. Underperforming teachers are requested to have an interview with the chairperson of the department about the failed item. The responsible departments will arrange counseling and assistance. Continuous failure in 2 years might cause the outcome of dismissal or discontinuation of employment under the deliberation of Teachers’ Review Committees.